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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Drama & Theatre Studies A Level

The Drama department at Samuel Whitbread Academy is a highly successful and dedicated team of teachers. Drama plays a crucial role at SWA providing lots of extra-curricular activities and events, as well as a successful A Level course of study. 



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Academic Enrichment & Extension Opportunities

Senior Youth Theatre

Students are encouraged to join the Academy’s Sixth Form Drama Club which offers one main Drama performance each year, plus the opportunity to perform at the Summer Arts Festival. Students who like musical performance are also given the opportunity to perform in the Trust’s pantomime and the Academy’s main musical production.


At the academy we aim to invite professional Drama practitioners into school, this can include creating work for the syllabus or just for fun and experience!


We will attend live productions that are relevant to the course and use a digital platform to watch productions to enrich students’ experience and culture.

Subject Ambassador

Sixth Form Drama students are invited to be Drama subject ambassadors. This means supporting teachers in lessons with other year groups, talking to prospective students and parents at open evenings and helping out in extra-curricular clubs with younger year groups.


Future Options & Career Opportunities

Drama and Theatre is a course that can take you in many directions, depending on the area you choose to specialise or excel in. Jobs and careers directly related to Drama and Theatre after a degree can include:


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